France Passion 2017

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France Passion gives you the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of France and you will have the chance to taste and enjoy some of France's finest products such as Pyrenean honey, Provençal goat's cheese, Auvergne cured meats, Champagne and renowned Burgundy and Claret wines.

France Passion offers 2000 different properties where users of self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans can stopover for the night, giving you the opportunity to explore the area and try the local produce on offer. Participating in the scheme are 950 farmers, 800 winegrowers and 250 craftsmen or farmhouse inns. There really is something for everyone!

Valid from March 2017 to Easter 2018

Buy the guide and you will become a member of France Passion until 18th April 2018 (the scheme is annually renewable). With the guide you will receive a windscreen sticker and a membership card.

THIS GUIDE IS ONLY FOR MOTORHOMES AND CAMPERVANS.

INCORRECT PAGE NUMBERS ON MAP OVERVIEWS Unfortunately the page numbers printed on the map pages are incorrect. For example, the overview map of department 14 says the listings for that department start on page 121, however the listings for that department actually start on page 138. To correct this, a large bookmark with the correct page numbers is included.

Why choose France Passion?

Try tasting Loire wines or organic cured meats in the Midi-Pyrenees, learning embroidery with Brittany lace makers or cooking in the Perigord, going fishing in the Lot or tasting Normandy ciders. Perhaps you'd prefer a guided trip down the Midi Canal, beer tasting in the north, hiking with llamas in the Southern Alps, or perfuming yourself with asses' milk soap in the Jura.

All activities are possible with the France Passion 2017 stopovers guide, bringing the delights of local French produce to your table and offering you an authentic French experience. Your hosts are passionate about what they do, proud of their work, and delighted to meet you. There is ample opportunity to thank them for their hospitality - try out their produce and local specialities and stock up on French delights.

The 2017 France Passion stopovers guide is your passport to France! You will be assured of quiet, undisturbed nights with a wide freedom of choice. You can be surrounded by magnificent scenery, at the water's edge, at the heart of a vineyard, or at the foot of a splendid château. Simply park and spend a worry-free night within the largest motorhome host network in France!

More than just wine tasting...

The 2017 France Passion guide has more farmers than wine growers. These French farmers include: horse or donkey breeders offering rides on horseback or in a carriage, museum and art gallery owners whose collections feature antiques, paintings, tapestries and silks, beekeepers making a wide range of different honeys, organic farmers producing chestnuts, olive oil, fruit and vegetables... and a host of other surprises!

How does the France Passion scheme work?

The France Passion principle is simple: Motorhome owners displaying the France Passion sticker can stay overnight, or for 24 hours, free of charge at properties listed in the guidebook. Places cannot be reserved on stopovers; it's on a first come, first served basis. All that is necessary to enjoy this amazing stopover network is to remember to say 'Bonjour' and 'Au revoir'! Don't worry if your French isn't excellent, as many hosts have indicated that they speak English. In addition, nearly all of them can take motorhomes over 3.5 tonnes. Please note: France Passion sites do not have service points; you therefore might want to consider also purchasing the All the Aires France guide to complement your France Passion book.

Who can take part in the passion France scheme?

This scheme is only available to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans and no facilities are provided. You may well need to use the excellent French Aires de Service network to dump your waste, fill your water tanks and bin your rubbish. All the Aires France is invaluable as a guide to service points throughout France.

Format

The book is laid out with maps at the front, which are colour-coded by department and have all the stopovers marked on them. The listings, also colour-coded, are then laid out in numerical order by department number. Each listing includes the town name, the page number of the map, the map grid reference and the postcode for the town in the top bar.

France Passion entries are written in five languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish. Directions are written similar to the following: Coming out of Vernou take the D46 Chateaurenault road. Go under the railway bridge and take the second road on the left (D62). GPS coordinates in format: N44.16607 E4.98871 and a contact telephone number are included in all listings.

Symbols denote how many pitches are available, any arrival/departure time restrictions, weight restrictions, languages spoken, closure dates and the type of stopover it is (i.e. farm, vineyard, craftsman). The products produced or sold on the premises are described in French. Some entries also have photos, although these are rarely of the parking areas.

Membership Registration

We are the France Passion UK agents, not the publishers. France Passion, as part of the invitations scheme, requires us to send them your name and address for purposes of registration. Your commitment only goes as far as buying the guidebook and simply abiding by the invitations' rules. There will be no charge made for your overnight stay, and you are only required to display the current year's membership sticker in your window and say 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' when you arrive and depart.

The 2017 scheme runs from March 2017 to Easter 2018. You need to re-join France Passion annually by buying a new guide each spring. A new window sticker and membership card will be included.

Key Features

  • 2000 hosts across France
  • 245 new stops added for 2017
  • 9500 stopover pitches available
  • GPS coordinates for all entries in format: N44.16607 E4.98871
  • 20 regional maps
  • English key to the symbols, which denote the facilities available on site
  • Buy the guide to become a member

Who Should Buy?

Offering a little more security than the standard Aires network, this scheme is perfect for people who are interested in dipping a toe into the freedom of motorhoming or for anyone looking to explore the diversity of rural France. Open to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans only.

France Passion gives you the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of France and you will have the chance to taste and enjoy some of France's finest products such as Pyrenean honey, Provençal goat's cheese, Auvergne cured meats, Champagne and renowned Burgundy and Claret wines.

France Passion offers 2000 different properties where users of self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans can stopover for the night, giving you the opportunity to explore the area and try the local produce on offer. Participating in the scheme are 950 farmers, 800 winegrowers and 250 craftsmen or farmhouse inns. There really is something for everyone!

Valid from March 2017 to Easter 2018

Buy the guide and you will become a member of France Passion until 18th April 2018 (the scheme is annually renewable). With the guide you will receive a windscreen sticker and a membership card.

THIS GUIDE IS ONLY FOR MOTORHOMES AND CAMPERVANS.

INCORRECT PAGE NUMBERS ON MAP OVERVIEWS Unfortunately the page numbers printed on the map pages are incorrect. For example, the overview map of department 14 says the listings for that department start on page 121, however the listings for that department actually start on page 138. To correct this, a large bookmark with the correct page numbers is included.

Why choose France Passion?

Try tasting Loire wines or organic cured meats in the Midi-Pyrenees, learning embroidery with Brittany lace makers or cooking in the Perigord, going fishing in the Lot or tasting Normandy ciders. Perhaps you'd prefer a guided trip down the Midi Canal, beer tasting in the north, hiking with llamas in the Southern Alps, or perfuming yourself with asses' milk soap in the Jura.

All activities are possible with the France Passion 2017 stopovers guide, bringing the delights of local French produce to your table and offering you an authentic French experience. Your hosts are passionate about what they do, proud of their work, and delighted to meet you. There is ample opportunity to thank them for their hospitality - try out their produce and local specialities and stock up on French delights.

The 2017 France Passion stopovers guide is your passport to France! You will be assured of quiet, undisturbed nights with a wide freedom of choice. You can be surrounded by magnificent scenery, at the water's edge, at the heart of a vineyard, or at the foot of a splendid château. Simply park and spend a worry-free night within the largest motorhome host network in France!

More than just wine tasting...

The 2017 France Passion guide has more farmers than wine growers. These French farmers include: horse or donkey breeders offering rides on horseback or in a carriage, museum and art gallery owners whose collections feature antiques, paintings, tapestries and silks, beekeepers making a wide range of different honeys, organic farmers producing chestnuts, olive oil, fruit and vegetables... and a host of other surprises!

How does the France Passion scheme work?

The France Passion principle is simple: Motorhome owners displaying the France Passion sticker can stay overnight, or for 24 hours, free of charge at properties listed in the guidebook. Places cannot be reserved on stopovers; it's on a first come, first served basis. All that is necessary to enjoy this amazing stopover network is to remember to say 'Bonjour' and 'Au revoir'! Don't worry if your French isn't excellent, as many hosts have indicated that they speak English. In addition, nearly all of them can take motorhomes over 3.5 tonnes. Please note: France Passion sites do not have service points; you therefore might want to consider also purchasing the All the Aires France guide to complement your France Passion book.

Who can take part in the passion France scheme?

This scheme is only available to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans and no facilities are provided. You may well need to use the excellent French Aires de Service network to dump your waste, fill your water tanks and bin your rubbish. All the Aires France is invaluable as a guide to service points throughout France.

Format

The book is laid out with maps at the front, which are colour-coded by department and have all the stopovers marked on them. The listings, also colour-coded, are then laid out in numerical order by department number. Each listing includes the town name, the page number of the map, the map grid reference and the postcode for the town in the top bar.

France Passion entries are written in five languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish. Directions are written similar to the following: Coming out of Vernou take the D46 Chateaurenault road. Go under the railway bridge and take the second road on the left (D62). GPS coordinates in format: N44.16607 E4.98871 and a contact telephone number are included in all listings.

Symbols denote how many pitches are available, any arrival/departure time restrictions, weight restrictions, languages spoken, closure dates and the type of stopover it is (i.e. farm, vineyard, craftsman). The products produced or sold on the premises are described in French. Some entries also have photos, although these are rarely of the parking areas.

Membership Registration

We are the France Passion UK agents, not the publishers. France Passion, as part of the invitations scheme, requires us to send them your name and address for purposes of registration. Your commitment only goes as far as buying the guidebook and simply abiding by the invitations' rules. There will be no charge made for your overnight stay, and you are only required to display the current year's membership sticker in your window and say 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' when you arrive and depart.

The 2017 scheme runs from March 2017 to Easter 2018. You need to re-join France Passion annually by buying a new guide each spring. A new window sticker and membership card will be included.
  • 2000 hosts across France
  • 245 new stops added for 2017
  • 9500 stopover pitches available
  • GPS coordinates for all entries in format: N44.16607 E4.98871
  • 20 regional maps
  • English key to the symbols, which denote the facilities available on site
  • Buy the guide to become a member

Offering a little more security than the standard Aires network, this scheme is perfect for people who are interested in dipping a toe into the freedom of motorhoming or for anyone looking to explore the diversity of rural France. Open to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans only.

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